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Moment of the Year: Clearwater has its runner of the future

Clearwater sophomore Aimee Davis after finishing second at the 2016 girls cross country meet.
Clearwater sophomore Aimee Davis after finishing second at the 2016 girls cross country meet. @ClearwaterCHS/Twitter

Varsity Kansas has introduced a new series, Moment of the Year. The series will highlight the top moment or performance from the 2017-18 high school sports season for each of the Wichita-area schools. And now, the Clearwater Indians.

Clearwater has found its quickest path back to a state championship.

Distance runner Aimee Davis took third in cross country, fourth in the 1,600 meters and second in the 3,200 meters on the track. The best news: She is only a sophomore.

The Indians had no state, regional or league championships in the 2017-18 school year. Clearwater hasn't won a state championship since 2005.

Davis will have stiff competition throughout her high school career. In cross country, the two finishers ahead of her were Chapman freshman Taylor Briggs and Independence sophomore Renee Trout.

And on the track, only one of the finishers ahead of her wasn't a freshman.

Davis has shown she can compete though. In all of her events this year, she finished about 30 seconds off the top spot. With time and training, that should go down.

Clearwater won a girls cross country title in 1987, and Mallory Champa won two individual titles in 2001 and 2004.

Davis will look to follow in those footsteps.

Other Key Moments

  • Clearwater's Darryl Rylant finishes fourth at the Class 4A wrestling tournament in the 138-pound weight class.

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